Eight-year-old TC skips school to explore the city's overgrown, forgotten corners.
Sophia, seventy-eight, watches with concern as he slips past her window, through the little park she loves.
She's writing to her granddaughter, Daisy, whose privileged upbringing means she exists in a different world from TC - though the two children live less than a mile apart.
Jozef spends his days doing house clearances, his nights working in a takeaway.
He can't forget the farm he left behind in Poland, its woods and fields still a part of him, although he is a thousand miles away.
When he meets TC he finds a kindred spirit: both lonely, both looking for something, both lost.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 16/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408842553